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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Color Me Natural!

So, the new year rolled in and as usual I was feeling the urge to splurge.....ON HAIR COLOR!!!  Those who know me well also know that in my relaxer days, the one thing that remained constant in my life was my love affair with a color bottle.  From jet black to chestnut brown to romantic auburn to raging red to bubbly shade was off limits!  Highlights, lowlights or full on color swap...I really never had an issue with giving something new a try.  Especially as the seasons would change, I would get the overwhelming drive to make a change with them.  It sort of became a signature for me...color.
After my conversion to growin' the 'fro, I was much more focused on figuring out how to care for this new life force that had taken over my head!!  But once I had acheived some length (or in my case VOLUME), I decided that I wanted to try to bring some color back to my life.  My off-black tresses didn't really express who I was, in my opinion.  So, it was time for phase two of my experiment.
After trying henna (and loving it) I decided that I wanted more color than what pure henna over black hair would give me.  The color bottle was CALLING!  I had made up my mind on it, but I found it facinating what other Naturalistas had to say about whether a Natural who picks up a bottle of Lightest Blonde is really staying true to the game!  Some believed that the entire point of being natural was to allow whatever was on your head simply "be"....color included.  The discussions got a bit heated here and there.  It is really interesting to me the ways we will find to draw lines amongst ourselves...even when we don't have to!
~by Enrico Donati~
I Corinthians 12:12-13 " For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit."
Just do you!  The sooner you get to it the better!  There is no carbon copy way to be yourself.  There is no formula.  One of the biggest criticisms of Christianity is that we are brainwashed robots who have sold our identities to claim a Savior....WHAT?!  That is SO off base!  On the contrary, it is the freedom that Christ gives that brings out the best and the brightest in our personalities.  It allows us to blossom into who we were always meant to be.  In the same way, going natural should release you.  It should give you a freedom and confidence in who you are...who you were always meant to be!  This can be interpreted in twists, locs, braids, 'fros, updos, blowouts, threading...and yes, COLOR!  As long as the statement is true to you, it can bring vibrancy and life everywhere you walk.

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Turks and Caicos ? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Turks and Caicos in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez